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A survivor tells of horror at an Assad government prison

Clip: 03/19/2019 | 9m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

Syrian teen Omar Alshogre was arrested and jailed for participating in a protest. He survived three years of torture in a compound referred to as “the university of whispers” because its prisoners were forbidden to speak. After fleeing to Turkey and then Sweden, Alshogre is finally able to share his story of the Assad regime's brutal crimes. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Aired: 03/19/19

Rating: NR

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